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By Dr. Simeon Margolis | April 9, 1991
Q: I was recently married and have been using a diaphragm for birth control. I would like to know how the effectiveness of this method compares with other methods.A: A study of various contraceptive measures during the first year of marriage showed that the failure rate (percentage of women who became pregnant during one year despite the use of a contraceptive) was lowest for oral contraceptives and highest for the rhythm method. Failures also were frequent with the use of a diaphragm. It is not clear that the pregnancy rate is decreased by using a spermicide in combination with a diaphragm.
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September 28, 2014
In Susan Reimer 's generally excellent column, "The end of marriage" (Sept. 24), she makes the following statement about birth control: "They either use it inconsistently, such as forgetting to take the Pill, or they choose a form that has a high failure rate, such as condoms. " I was puzzled to read this because I thought - and a quick check of the Internet confirmed - that condoms are quite reliable. Here's one of many sources I found at Planned Parenthood. Perhaps she meant it's a mistake to depend on condoms because people aren't always comfortable with them, but when they are used, they work.
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By Dick Williams | July 21, 1993
Atlanta -- DR. JOYCELYN Elders should be confirmed as U.S surgeon general.But the fiery Arkansan doesn't deserve the job on merit or belief. She is entitled to confirmation because President Clinton picked her as an instrument of policy.Barring some wrongdoing in her apparent double-dipping of paychecks, the job hould be hers and her performance should be part of Mr. Clinton's re-election record.Enough of the "gotcha" confirmation hearings. After the borking of Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas and scores of others, advise and consent has become attack and condemn.
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By Craig DeRoche and Benjamin Todd Jealous | November 25, 2013
Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress. While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and ideological spectrums are coming together in the most unexpected area of governance: criminal justice. Justice is the ideal pursued, albeit imperfectly, in our nation's founding documents and advanced through time by our greatest leaders.
NEWS
September 28, 2014
In Susan Reimer 's generally excellent column, "The end of marriage" (Sept. 24), she makes the following statement about birth control: "They either use it inconsistently, such as forgetting to take the Pill, or they choose a form that has a high failure rate, such as condoms. " I was puzzled to read this because I thought - and a quick check of the Internet confirmed - that condoms are quite reliable. Here's one of many sources I found at Planned Parenthood. Perhaps she meant it's a mistake to depend on condoms because people aren't always comfortable with them, but when they are used, they work.
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By Becky Yerak and Becky Yerak,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | January 8, 2004
Online shopping reached record levels this holiday season, but some retailers handled the increased traffic better than others. Sears, Roebuck and Co. struggled to manage its online traffic despite revamping its Web site last fall, according to Keynote Systems Inc., which issued its final 2003 weekly report card on 11 retailers' online shopping performance Dec. 30. In the week of Dec. 22, the Web site of the retailer failed to complete a purchase 5.31...
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By Gina Kolata and Gina Kolata,New York Times News Service | March 13, 1992
A heart valve that has been implanted through open-heart surgery in more than 20,000 Americans has such a high rate of sudden deadly failure that recipients should talk to their doctors about having them replaced, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.The device, the Bjork Shiley Concavo-Convex heart valve, is made by Shiley Inc. of Irvine, Calif., a subsidiary of Pfize Inc.Shiley said in a statment that the data cited by the government were from a single study and that it was surprised that the FDA would publicize them before meeting with the company.
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By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Sun Staff Writer | May 1, 1995
In what could be a sign that Maryland's economy may be weakening, the number of business failures rose in the first quarter of the year, the Dun & Bradstreet Corp. has reported.Although local business people and bankruptcy lawyers disputed the analysis, the Wilton, Conn.-based research company said the number of business failures has been rising steadily in Maryland since 1993.And in the first three months of 1995, the number of businesses that declared bankruptcy, closed or caused losses for creditors reached 385, 19 percent more than in the same period a year ago."
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By Edward J. Pinto | December 31, 2012
Imagine that a federal agency wanted to hurt America's working-class families on purpose. How would it inflict maximum damage? It might start by aggressively marketing homeownership to marginal borrowers. It would tell them that bad credit scores aren't a problem. It would push them into homes they can't afford, saddle them with loans that barely build equity and provide no incentives for fiscal discipline. And when many of these homes go underwater and into foreclosure, it would leave families in financial ruin.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2004
In The Region Two former officials of U.S. Foodservice plead not guilty Two former executives pleaded not guilty yesterday to devising a scheme to inflate the earnings of U.S. Foodservice Inc., the Columbia subsidiary of supermarket giant Royal Ahold NV. Former Chief Financial Officer Michael J. Resnick and former chief marketing officer Mark P. Kaiser entered their pleas in Manhattan federal court a day after prosecutors announced fraud and conspiracy charges...
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By Edward J. Pinto | December 31, 2012
Imagine that a federal agency wanted to hurt America's working-class families on purpose. How would it inflict maximum damage? It might start by aggressively marketing homeownership to marginal borrowers. It would tell them that bad credit scores aren't a problem. It would push them into homes they can't afford, saddle them with loans that barely build equity and provide no incentives for fiscal discipline. And when many of these homes go underwater and into foreclosure, it would leave families in financial ruin.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2011
The Motor Vehicle Administration is planning to overhaul its voter registration procedures after an analysis showed that one in four motorists who tried to sign up at an MVA office never made it to the voter rolls. The agency plans to discard the paper-based process that lawmakers described as "antiquated" and move to the fully automated system long desired by Maryland State Board of Elections officials, who field angry phone calls every year from Marylanders who discover that they're not registered when they try to vote on Election Day. "There is always room for improvement," said MVA Administrator John Kuo. "We're always constantly looking at other practices around the country.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2011
Nearly one out of four Marylanders who have tried to register to vote at a Motor Vehicle Administration office in the past four years has not been added to the voter rolls, according to state records obtained by The Sun. Though some of these tens of thousands of would-be voters have undoubtedly found alternative methods to register, officials at the State Board of Elections say they field calls every year from residents who say they turned up at...
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | March 19, 2009
Young African-Americans are 20 times as likely as whites to develop heart failure, according to a new study published today. The deadly illness strikes one in every 100 blacks under the age of 50. "We usually thought of heart failure as a disease of older people, but that's based on studies by mostly white participants," said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the study's lead author....
BUSINESS
July 29, 2004
In The Region Two former officials of U.S. Foodservice plead not guilty Two former executives pleaded not guilty yesterday to devising a scheme to inflate the earnings of U.S. Foodservice Inc., the Columbia subsidiary of supermarket giant Royal Ahold NV. Former Chief Financial Officer Michael J. Resnick and former chief marketing officer Mark P. Kaiser entered their pleas in Manhattan federal court a day after prosecutors announced fraud and conspiracy charges...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Becky Yerak and Becky Yerak,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | January 8, 2004
Online shopping reached record levels this holiday season, but some retailers handled the increased traffic better than others. Sears, Roebuck and Co. struggled to manage its online traffic despite revamping its Web site last fall, according to Keynote Systems Inc., which issued its final 2003 weekly report card on 11 retailers' online shopping performance Dec. 30. In the week of Dec. 22, the Web site of the retailer failed to complete a purchase 5.31...
NEWS
By Craig DeRoche and Benjamin Todd Jealous | November 25, 2013
Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress. While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and ideological spectrums are coming together in the most unexpected area of governance: criminal justice. Justice is the ideal pursued, albeit imperfectly, in our nation's founding documents and advanced through time by our greatest leaders.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2011
Nearly one out of four Marylanders who have tried to register to vote at a Motor Vehicle Administration office in the past four years has not been added to the voter rolls, according to state records obtained by The Sun. Though some of these tens of thousands of would-be voters have undoubtedly found alternative methods to register, officials at the State Board of Elections say they field calls every year from residents who say they turned up at...
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2002
Small businesses thrived with the robust economy of the 1990s, but economists predict many will falter as the nation's recession is expected to continue through the first half of this year. Analysts say small firms will have a harder time making a profit and meeting sales goals. With little financial cushion to deal with changes in the economy, some small companies will probably go bankrupt or shut down completely. Bankruptcies of U.S. businesses were already up 17 percent in the third quarter of 2001, according to Economy.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 19, 1997
Divorce reformers across the country see it as both riddle and reality: If it takes two to marry, why does it only take one to divorce?At least 20 states have introduced bills to change that. The efforts, which mark the first significant attempt to alter divorce law in decades, are motivated by a growing concern about the fallout of divorce, particularly on children.By making breaking up harder to do, supporters believe that couples will focus more on staying together.At their toughest, the reforms seek to repeal no-fault divorce, requiring proof of fault such as desertion, abuse and infidelity for contested cases in which children are involved.
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